Posted on November 12, 2022 by Mike Kershaw / Dragorn ‐
It’s summer camp season again, and that means squeezing a new release out just in time.
Kismet 2022-08-R1 is live!
You can get the 2022-08-R1 release from the Kismet downloads page, where you can get both the source and packages for several distributions.
Changes and Updates
This release is mostly focused on speed and stability improvements, including some significant speed fixes to regressions in creating new device records in busy environments. There are a few new features though:
Initial support for Wi-Fi 6e support
6GHz channels now have initial support, and can be captured from. 6e APs will show up in Kismet, but currently the UI won’t classify them quite right.
For Intel based 6e cards, you must run
iw dev <xyz> scanbefore starting Kismet! Intel ignores the regdb and will only enable 6GHz channels after a scan!
For other cards, you must set the regdomain to US via
iw reg set US.
GPS magnetic heading support on hardware which provides it
New graph line in packets UI showing the packets per second processed
New BPF filter programs for wardrive and remote capture mode
Greatly reduce the CPU load for capturing only AP records (and not data / clients)
Fix 802.11r records not being initialized which could cause a crash
Initial support for modern droneID v2 data
Significant reduction in temporary smart-pointer objects which aren’t needed
Significant speed improvrements to creating new fields and components
Shifting more operations to compile-time constants
Parallel sort algorithms on C++17 systems
New, optimized packet chains
RAM optimizations by reducing number of empty records created
Many many more death-by-a-thousand-cuts improvements to performance
If you’re looking to package Kismet, have a look at the packaging guidelines.